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© 2006 DC Appleseed

Solving DC Problems Solving DC Problems

About This Campaign

Solving DC Problems Campaign 2006 is a project of DC Appleseed.

The purpose of Solving DC Problems Campaign 2006 is to:

  • Solicit and gather ideas from District of Columbia residents and the city's large non-resident workforce on (a) what they believe to be the District's biggest problems and (b) how to solve them;
  • Compile collected wisdom in a clear, user-friendly format and distribute the information to the public, including government officials and candidates for elected office in the District's 2006 elections;
  • Facilitate voter registration and participation in the District;
  • Stimulate constructive dialogue between District residents, the District's large resident and non-resident workforce, and the public officials who govern the jurisdiction where they live and work; and
  • Infuse the local 2006 elections with the most pressing concerns of area residents and create a publicly-molded "platform" for the new leaders of the Nation's Capital.

To achieve these purposes, DC Appleseed will administer the "Solving DC Problems Campaign 2006" and the "Solving DC Problems -- School Contest" skill contests seeking the most original, creative, and practical solutions to the District's biggest and most pressing problems.

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read the contest rules.  Click here to read the School Contest rules.

Pro bono counsel for Solving DC Problems Campaign 2006 has been provided to DC Appleseed by attorneys from the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

This website is a cambiguedesign / lyonssoft production.

Inspiration for Solving DC Problems Campaign 2006 was provided by, a project of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).


a cambiguedesign / lyonssoft production